AP OPINION: House GOP chief unfamiliar with QAnon?

first_img Previous articleEssential Quality among 326 horses nominated to Triple CrownNext articleTips for achieving the top 2021 home trend: Warm interior design Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 AP OPINION: House GOP chief unfamiliar with QAnon? Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Local NewsUS News WhatsApp WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is claiming he’s unfamiliar with an extremist conspiracy theory whose adherents joined the violent assault on Congress and hunted for his members as well as Democrats. He says he’s not even learned how to pronounce it. This, despite his denunciation of the same conspiracy theorists months ago. Rep. KEVIN McCARTHY: “Q-on, I don’t know if I say it right. I don’t even know what it is.” — comments Wednesday defending Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene despite her history of making absurd and racist statements, some aligned with QAnon beliefs. THE FACTS: McCarthy knew enough about QAnon to denounce it in a politically expedient moment after the Democratic National Convention in August. In a Fox News interview then, McCarthy was asked if he was worried about candidates with fringe or racist views who, like Greene, had won Republican primaries. He held up the Republican Party as the model for how to deal with such outliers. “Let me be very clear,” he said. “There is no place for QAnon in the Republican Party. I do not support it.” McCarthy accused Democrats of indulging members who are anti-Semitic and said: “I think the Democrats should take a lesson from the Republicans and stand up to those things that are un-American and are wrong.” Moreover, he said, “When a member of the Republican Party says something that we believe is not about the party of Lincoln, we remove them from committee.” But that’s not at all what happened Wednesday at a closed Republican meeting convened by McCarthy. He rebuked Greene’s views but did not revoke her committee assignments. Afterward, he defended her by saying she had criticized QAnon at the meeting. The House planned to vote Thursday on whether to strip Greene of her committee assignments after McCarthy declined to do so. In contrast, the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, has assailed her “loony lies” as a cancer in the party. Until Thursday, Greene had been defiantly unrepentant, declaring “I will never back down.” But on the cusp of the House vote on her future, she expressed regret for some “words of the past” without apologizing for them and said she didn’t believe some of the views she had spread. The Georgia Republican has an ample record of expressing racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. She also floated a baseless conspiracy theory that falsely suggests the 2017 mass shooting that killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival might have been staged to build support for gun control. She questioned whether the 2012 mass murder of children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, among other mass shootings, was real. She “liked” Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI and raised the idea of shooting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head. She once declared the “stage is being set” for someone’s suggestion that former President Barack Obama be hanged. QAnon is centered on the core lie that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism. ——— EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures. ——— Find AP Opinions at http://apnews.com/APFactCheck Follow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactChecklast_img read more

Bank of America to Cut More Mortgage Jobs

first_img Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 14, 2014 865 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Jobs origination Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bank of America Jobs origination 2014-02-14 Colin Robins Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. lender, is cutting 450 mortgage jobs from its West Coast offices. The lending giant is reducing staff after new loan production fell short of internal forecasts.In a report by Bloomberg, affected employees were told Wednesday that workers involved in processing home loans would be let go. California locations that will lose workers include an office in Concord; an office in Pasadena will be shutdown entirely.Terminations are effective immediately, and employees will receive salaries for 2 months and be eligible for severance pay, said sources familiar with the proceedings.”These notifications have been ongoing and reflect our previously announced efforts to reduce our size, resolve legacy issues and simplify our company,” said Dan Frahm, a spokesman for Bank of America. The lender is still hiring in non-mortgage areas, and some employees will find jobs in other parts of the firm, he said.This is the fourth time in a year that Bank of America has reduced personnel amid reduced demand for home loans. The firm cut 3,000 employees involved in making home loans in the last quarter of 2013. Other offices closed this year include Las Vegas, Nevada and St. Charles, Missouri.Retail originations sank 49 percent to $11.6 billion in the fourth quarter, said CFO Bruce Thompson on January, 15.Bank of America employed about 242,000 people as of December 31, 2013. Previous: Fannie Mae Increases Incentives to Purchase REO Properties Next: Caliber Home Loans Welcomes New Regional VP Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Bank of America to Cut More Mortgage Jobs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bank of America to Cut More Mortgage Jobs Related Articles Share Save About Author: Colin Robins Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago last_img read more

Two motorists clocked speeding on outskirts of Letterkenny

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Gardai in Letterkenny are urging motorists to slow down and drive with care after two vehicles were caught speeding on the outskirts of the town this morning. The Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped the two vehicles in the Dromore area travelling at 134km/h in a 100km/h zone.Gardai say that the second car was tailgating the first.Fixed charge notices are to be issued for speeding & driving without due care and attention.Gardai shared the update on their Twitter page this morning: Previous articleTánaiste says Brexit talks must deliver no hard border guaranteeNext articleCreed must immediately convene Beef Forum – McConalogue News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – September 15, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Two motorists clocked speeding on outskirts of Letterkenny Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Hudson County Community College Inducts More than 150 New Members into…

first_imgHudson County Community College (HCCC) administered the oath of membership for the College’s Beta Alpha Phi (BAP) Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society to more than 150 students on Nov. 1.During the virtual ceremony, Beta Alpha Phi Chapter President Darciane Barbieri Eltz welcomed several HCCC speakers, including President Dr. Chris Reber; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Darryl Jones; Director of Faculty and Staff Development and past PTK Middle States President Lilisa Williams; and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Lisa Dougherty.  Inductees were also addressed by Candice Giunta, New Jersey State Phi Theta Kappa President, Alpha Psi Pi Chapter – Rowan College of South Jersey, and Cesar Orozco, Past President of HCCC Beta Alpha Phi Chapter. × Sunday’s virtual event underscored the impact PTK and the College have on academic achievement, leadership, and career growth. Mr. Orozco, an Ecuadorian immigrant, completed an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology at HCCC and continued his education at New Jersey City University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. “Hudson County Community College was the platform for that which I am now. The experience acquired at the College through the classes, professors, and honor societies has led me to work currently for the community of West New York,” Mr. Orozco said.Established in 1918, the PTK Honor Society has helped millions of high-achieving students at two-year colleges throughout the world to reach their full potential. PTK recognizes and encourages individual growth through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs. Members are afforded opportunities to develop professional skills, explore careers, and participate in improving their communities through volunteer programs. In addition, PTK scholarships help students complete their degrees and prepare for transfer to four-year institutions.The following HCCC students were inducted into the College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter:From Bayonne – Prince Ahmed, Rawda Ahmed, Jasmine Benjamin, Hailey Bouillon, Zaynab Bouri, Catherine Castillo, Abanoub Eshak, Taylor Gallardo, Kristen Gavin, Serina Gonzalez, Kristin Hyman, Juliana Lopez, Marina Makary, Hellen Montoya, Kate Neal, Angela Perez, and Pablo Pintado.From Guttenberg – Fiona Bezhani, Melanie Cabrera, and Jyssel Lebon.From Hoboken – Brian Bartoszek.From Jersey City – Rachid Afoulki, Bakir Amanda, Mary Janine Ang, Karen Apalla, Richard Apena, Mohamed Arafa, Mohame Amine A. Ariq, Amelia Bernardo, Mary Bitua, Daniela Ciammaruconi, Eleanor Clark, Diana Collaguazo, Thais Cruz, Dyamond Drakes, Hasan Farhad, Tais Fontanez, Nelson Gandhi, Cassidy Garcia, Kenia Gonzalez, Yerani Heredia, Shadira Herk, Ariel Hwang, Fouzia Idhamouch, Navi Johal, Maya Johnson, Elsa Jonsson, Brandon King, Nirali Limbachiya, Kelda Louis, Gelli Malapit, Rachel Malijao, Meagan Maniego, Tyshaun McClain, Carol McLean, Wendy Mejia, Andrew Moore, Samantha Moore, Reyna Morel, Carethia Mullings, Tanaisha Myrick, Quinyanna Neal, Kimberley Negron, Ariellen Orense, Cristal Ortiz, Michael Pasion, Daphnee Paul, Steven Peralta, Cassandre Philippe, Xiomara Preza, Shella Qazi, Nadine Rendaje, Rae Reside, Kyiomi Roberts, Tyra Rodriguez, Carmen Romero, Rehab Taha, Melanie Tom, Gina Torsiello, Richard Urena, Yuzen Vaghela, Anthony Vargas, Wenxu Wang, Taylor Weldon-Roberts, Nada Zekry, and Fatima Zohra Zerrouki.From Kearny – Ichraf Aftys, Harman Bricenco, Bailey Canela, Karina Henriquez, Andressa Marangon, Whitney Mora Rivera, and Charlene Nacino.From North Bergen – Yesmeen Abugosh, Harby Alzate, Yodalys Aparicio, Lee Carames, Shaun Crafton, Nathaly Ibarra, Rene Alexander Leal Ayala, Virginia Lee, Gabriela Leon, Jeffrey LeVine, Justine Negron, Emgy Noeman, Khadija Norelden, Susana Paez, and Devika Patel.From Secaucus – Arianna Aquino, Priyanka Baldha, Jason Cheng, Enrique Lovera, Rubi Ramirez, Alejandro Sanchez, and Crystal Troncoso.From Union City – Lisa Braverman, Jonathan Flores, Omar Gonzalez, Kawthar Khoja, Yissa Lamberck, Denise Maldonado, Kimberly Martinez, Tazeen Morshed, Nolberto Nunez, Christian Rodriguez, Gleidys Santana, Juliana Soto, and Julie Silva.From Weehawken – Irene Goldwasser and Beatriz Pena Vazquez.From West New York – Abraham Arenas, Naomi Betancourt , Karim Cardona, Sapanaben Chauhan, Wileiner Encarnacion, Yomaylin Feliz-Forman, Steven Gresely, Ayleen Herrera, Natalia Leykin, Annie Linares, Stanley Millien, Andres Molina, and Jessica Varela.last_img read more

Milner: That was the best of City

first_imgManchester City midfielder James Milner believes Europe has now seen the best of the Blues after their thrilling fightback at Bayern Munich. “But to go on and win at Bayern is a great achievement, and doing it after being two goals behind is fantastic.” City could face a team such as Barcelona in the last 16 of the competition. The draw takes place on Monday and City, as runners-up in their section, are guaranteed to face one of the winners of the other groups and play the second leg of the tie away from home. However Milner is full of confidence after the triumph in Germany. He said: “It was massive for us for going forward in the competition. “We are obviously going to get a tough draw in the next round. But we know we can beat the reigning champions on their own patch, scoring three goals, so that is a massive confidence boost and gives us massive momentum for the next round.” Both City and Bayern had already qualified for the knock-out stage before Tuesday’s game, but first place in the group was at stake. A 4-2 victory for second-placed City was one of the outcomes that would have seen them leapfrog Pep Guardiola’s side and secure top spot, ensuring the Blues – theoretically, at least – an easier last-16 draw. But it appeared City were completely unaware that winning by just one more goal would have been sufficient, with Milner saying: “We didn’t know if 4-2 would be enough or if we would need 5-2 – we thought it needed to be 5-2 to be honest.” City boss Pellegrini said he would have been tempted to bring on substitute striker Sergio Aguero if his team had netted a fourth, adding: “It was difficult to score two (more) goals.” The club’s top scorer was being rested ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Arsenal. Defender Pablo Zabaleta also indicated the Blues had believed all along that only a victory by a three-goal margin would send them top. “The manager said before the game that in football you never know – anything can happen – and we talked about trying to win by three goals,” Zabaleta, who came on as a substitute early on for the injured Micah Richards, told City TV. “We knew it was difficult to do that, but in the end it was important also just to win, taking revenge for the last game, when we played against Bayern at home.” Although City are now facing the prospect of a tricky last-16 tie, they will surely head into the next phase in a positive frame of mind off the back of their latest result. Certainly, that is the suggestion from Zabaleta, who said: “I think we are coming back to Manchester feeling really strong because when you win against probably the best team in the world, that is really important.” Press Association And after admitting City were out of sorts for the early stages of the Champions League Group D contest, England international Milner now wants Manuel Pellegrini’s men to stay in top gear for the tough opener they are sure to face in the knock-out stages. City, who were outplayed by defending champions Bayern when the German outfit beat them 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium, appeared set for an even more chastening experience at the Allianz Arena when their hosts raced ahead through strikes from Thomas Muller in the fifth minute and Mario Gotze in the 12th. City looked highly vulnerable at that point but turned the match around in remarkable fashion for a 3-2 win. Milner was involved in all three of his side’s goals, teeing up David Silva’s close-range finish in the 28th minute, winning a penalty that Aleksandar Kolarov converted in the 59th and then slotting in expertly from Jesus Navas’ cross in the 62nd. Asked afterwards what had changed for City following Bayern’s second goal, Milner said: “Probably the real us came out then. “I think it was a different team in the first 15 minutes – we were sloppy on the ball and off the ball. “It was unlike us, but after that we tightened up, looked a bit more of a threat going forward and stopped them playing a bit better. “At half-time we changed a few things around in terms of how we wanted to stop them playing and play like we know we can. “We said before the game that we wanted to get some revenge after the first match, which was a disappointing performance for us. “We didn’t turn up then, and it looked like it was going to be like that after 15 minutes this time as well. last_img read more

Four teams still in the running for Turbo football honours

first_imgTHE battle is on for the Turbo Knockout Football title. Four teams are still in the running to lift the trophy and grand prize.Today’s semi-finals will see two teams move forward to the final hurdle with a chance to pocket half-a-million dollars. The losers have to settle for half of that.In the first of the two matches at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, the Georgetown-based Camptown, who have largely surprised the rest of the field, will stand before Pouderoyen while the boys in blue battle Grove.The city side Camptown will meet West Demerara’s Pouderoyen after which the colossal clash between Police and Grove Hi Tech will take place.Advancing through the detriment of Linden’s Silver Shattas, the Camptown side will have plenty to prove against an effervescent and improving Pouderoyen unit..The West Dem side has shown over previous tournaments that they possess something special and whether this is their tournament remains to be seen.What is known is that only one team can emerge from that fixture as champions and the prediction is a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Camptown.The second match of the night is anyone’s game, since both Police and Grove have produced hands-down some of the best football games of the tournament.If there were to be odds, however, they would have to go to Police, considering that they had won their last tournament in convincing manner.Still, upsets are nothing strange in football and one could very well be on the cards knowing the nature of the tournament.The first semi-final is expected to kick off at 18:30hrs with the second commencing at 21:00 hrs.The runners-up will receive $250 000. The third-place team will receive $125 000 and fourth-place finishers will have to settle for $75 000.last_img read more